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Archived Rulemaking: Random Drug Testing Program

57-fr-59778.pdf (1.31 MB)

In response to public , comments received during the President's regulatory moratorium, petitions submitted by industry, and on their own initiative, the five operating administrations that currently require random drug testing-the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) (collectively referred to as "DOT" or "the agencies")- are considering modifying the random drug testing program. [The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) -also a part of DOT-published elsewhere in today's Federal Register a drug testing NPRM that proposes to adopt, among other things, the 50 percent random testing rate that is currently used by the other operating administrations. This ANPRM is not intended to affect the random drug testing program to be established by that rulemaking. Rather, this ANPRM will review the general issue. FTA joins the other operating administrations in issuing this random drug testing program notice requesting public comment and data concerning whether there are less costly alternatives to the current random testing program that can maintain an adequate level of deterrence and detection of illegal drug use.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018